Help your baby talk: introducing the shared communication method to jump-start language and have a smarter, happier baby
Dr. Bob Owens teaches new parents how to interpret their child's gurgles and coos-and the best ways to respond to build confidence in their babies. With illustrations and examples, he shares the proven techniques that have made him a leader in the field-enjoyable baby-parent "conversations" and games that lead to happier, brighter, more well-adjusted children.
Help Your Baby Talk includes:
15 easy-to-follow strategies for having educational "conversations" with babies
A Month-by-Month Baby Development and Activity Guide for the first two years-more than 200 age-appropriate exercises, play songs, and games that grow in complexity to match the baby's development
Advice on how to turn ordinary situations and parental tasks-like feedings and diaper changes-into fun learning opportunities
Watchlists-to help parents know what to expect from their baby at each stage
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Your Babys Growing Mind
Your Babys First Three Months
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